MEET THE STAFF
       

Estelle Harris Martin

Associate Pastor
Administrative Assistant to Senior Pastor
 

How Long at John Wesley Church?

Pastor Kenny and I relocated to Indianapolis from MD on July 29, 2015 and our first Sunday with JWFMC began on August 2, 2015.
 

Family 

Pastors Estelle and Kenny Martin will celebrate 31 years of marriage on May 17, 2017.  Pastor Estelle’s parents are deceased, but she has seven sisters and six brothers who live throughout the U.S.  She helped raise two daughters, Chalana Haney and Tiara Davermann, and has three grandsons and one granddaughter.
 

Past Employment/Ministries

1991-1993

Secondary English Teacher at Tower Grove Christian School, St. Louis, MO

1993-1997

Administrative Assistant to Pastor Kenny at Lighthouse FMC and the Lighthouse
                 Community Outreach Center

1997-2000

Administrative Assistant, St. Louis Public Schools Board of Education, St. Louis

2000-2015

Administrative Assistant to Pastor Kenny at New Vision Fellowship FMC, 
                  Forestville, MD

2003-2015

Secretary to the Chief of Police of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority at
                  Reagan National Airport, Washington, DC

2014-2015

Served 8 months as the interim pastor at the church plant, New Vision in the City,
                  Washington, DC

2015-Present

 Associate Pastor, Administrative Assistant to Senior Pastor, JWFMC, Indianapolis
 

Past Activities

Started the tutoring program named “Project WeHELP” at the Lighthouse Community Outreach
                  Center, St. Louis, MO
Taught the Adult Sunday School class for several years at NVF
Served as Director of the Women’s Ministry at NVF for several years
Helped lead worship with the Praise and Worship teams in St. Louis & MD
Administrative Assistant to Pastor Kenny for Kingdom Ministries Network (KMN), MD and DC
 

Present Activities

Co-teaches the New Converts/New Members Sunday School class with Pastor Kenny, JWFMC, Indianapolis
Serves in the African-Heritage Network (AHN) of the FMC-USA
Serves on the Praise & Worship team at JWFMC, Indianapolis
Helps with the children while their parents are in the ESL classes at JWFMC, Indianapolis
Serves on the Board of the LYN (Love Your Neighbor) House, Indianapolis
 

Why John Wesley? 

Pastor Kenny and I are a team.  Where the Lord leads him, I will follow and serve the Lord and all of His people with gladness.  Each time God has called him to a new field of ministry, my spirit bears witness and I have an ear to hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to us as a family.  Together, we both have a love and a passion to be a part of what God is doing to build a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, intergenerational church right here at John Wesley. 
 

Music and Books 

I enjoy and appreciate reading books by African-American authors and I like devotional books.  I am in my car a lot so I also love to check out the audiobooks from the library and listen to Christian romance novels and African-American history.  I prefer listening to gospel, praise and worship, and contemporary Christian music, too.  On road trips, I like to listen to classical music and R & B oldies but goodies.
 
If you can use anything Lord, You can use me.
 

Quote(s)

 
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~Maya Angelue
 
“One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple.” ~ Psalm 27:4 
 
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” ~ Philippians 4:6-7 



     Estellemartin@johnwesleyfmc.org